To provide you with increasing synergy across our expanding products and services, and to reflect our international reach, we are consolidating under a single flagship brand, US Capital Global.
The US Capital team has provided asset management and corporate finance services to our clients for over 20 years now. Clients are now served in international locations with relationships in most global financial centers. Having one brand, US Capital Global, allows us to expand the opportunity for profitable relationships for our clients across our different business units.
Our wealth management clients often have holdings in private companies or real estate, and thus can also make profitable use of our investment banking services for corporate finance. When our investment banking services result in a wealth-generating event for a client, they can take advantage of our sophisticated wealth management services for themselves and their family. This integration of client services enables an overall strategy of maintaining consistent balance across asset classes, risk profiles, and liquidity goals.
US Capital Global Wealth Management, US Capital Global Investment Management, US Capital Global Securities, US Capital Global Realty, and Corporate Finance are all now under the US Capital Global brand.
We look forward to better serving all our clients and friends under this new configuration with more efficient, technology-expanded offerings.
Since 1998, the US Capital team has been committed to providing small and lower middle market businesses and investors with sophisticated debt, equity, and investment opportunities usually available only to larger middle market companies and institutional investors. To efficiently pursue this mission, we manage a variety of direct investment funds, act as a licensed placement agent, and collaborate closely with our referral sources and peers in professional banking and investment advisory.
We are committed to profitable economic development with the additional benefit of socially responsible investing and positive social impact. Small and lower middle market businesses are renowned as the engine of socially positive job creation and economic development. Investment opportunities that create jobs can also offer very attractive, risk-adjusted returns to investors. Many of these opportunities are not well served by larger financial institutions.
Beyond job creation and expanding economic activity, we as a company are committed to our core values of diversity and positive social and environmental impact. We achieve this by thoughtfully serving our clients and investors, as well as through the philanthropic projects we support. We carefully choose our clients and partners based on these shared values, which are reflected also in the business opportunities we pursue.
US Capital Global's technological innovation in finance reduces “transaction friction” and makes smaller deals more efficient and practical than ever before. We embrace new, progressive financial regulations that permit “general solicitation,” allowing investment opportunities to be offered to non-institutional investors who might otherwise never encounter them. We can advertise these offerings and make them available through our secure online data rooms and platforms, accessible at any time from any place by anyone.
We utilize alternative trading system platforms that facilitate the offering and sale of venture secondary or pre-IPO securities to qualified purchasers. This creates much needed liquidity for earlier investors. The investment vehicles created for these offerings are designed to minimize counterparty risk to the greatest extent possible.
We are always eager to leverage emerging technologies and regulations so long as they offer new efficiencies and are aligned with our core values of serving our clients, investors, and community.